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One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active; not passive observers.
Military leaders aren't made. They are born. To be a good leader, you have to have something in your character to cause people to follow you.
Americans think they're the leader of the world and yet can say that they're putting their economic interests ahead of the lives of - quite possibly - tens of millions of people who over the next 50 years will die because of floods or storms or tropical diseases or whatever. I guess that sort of thing makes me angry.
If we are to negotiate the coming years safely, we may need a new kind of leadership. To put it more precisely, we need the rediscovery of an ancient kind of leadership that has rarely been given the prominence it deserves. I mean the leader as teacher.
If I'm a leader, I have a mission.
The merger of globalization and the I.T. revolution means new products are being phased in and out so fast that companies cannot afford to wait until the end of the year to figure out whether a team leader is doing a good job.
I've always been a leader. Every team I've played on, I've led my way.
My job is to throw passes and be a leader.
Both hope and pessimism are deeply contagious. And no one is more infectious than a leader.
The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective.
We've got a first class leader at the moment. David Cameron is dealing with the issues that he was left by the last government very well indeed.
I'd put it this way: Canadians want politicians to work together on their behalf. So that's what I'm committed to doing. I think it's been the goal of every NDP leader. Because we had a profound belief that we could do a good job on behalf of Canadians... if we were given that opportunity.
I would say a good leader brings results. A great leader writes a new story, it's different. Obviously a new story has to incorporate a lot of results. But a story is a chapter in the life of a company that people want to write and want to remember.
This country was the moral leader of the world until George Bush became president.
An old African leader says about leadership, he says that leadership should never be shared; it should always remain in the hands of the dispossessed people. We will lead the revolution.
H. Rap Brown
Being a leader doesn't mean you created something or you did something great in the past or some other person has given you any kind of authority.
I admired Margaret Thatcher - while abhorring much of what she offered - because she was so clearly a leader of huge substance. Blair was the dismal opposite.
The election of Shinzo Abe as the leader of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic party and now prime minister will have profound repercussions for Japan and East Asia. Most western commentary during the premiership of Junichiro Koizumi has been concerned with the extent to which Japan has allowed a freer rein to market forces.
The chief strategist of an organization has to be the leader - the CEO.
A great director or leader knows his people, creates a great team, and then makes a great movie that can influence millions more than the readers of his column.
A woman as the leader of the Free World is an impossibility. Muslim countries won't talk to you.
But the question we should ask ourselves is, who is the next visionary leader of America? How do we have the aspiration and inspire Americans to reach their highest level? We need a president that does so.
A titled leader relies heavily on positional power to get things done; a natural leader is able to mobilize others without the whip of formal authority.
While I'm leader, nothing will be off limits - there will not be one policy, one rule, one way of working which cannot be changed.
As an indigenous leader from Bolivia, I know what exclusion looks like. Before 1952, my people were not allowed to even enter the main squares of Bolivia's cities, and there were almost no indigenous politicians in government until the late 1990s.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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